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Four Star Productions- TV Guide

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:33 am

Ava:48465 wrote:This is from a November 5-11, 1960 TV Guide, which came out weekly. Thank you to TV Fan, who provided me with the month and date for this issue. I appreciate your help!

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In 1951 three Hollywood stars formed a TV production outfit called Four Star Films, Inc. Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, and David Niven had a modest ambition:  to find a fourth star to invest in the company and rotate in a weekly half hour series.  Four Star, of which Powell is president and Boyer and Niven vice presidents, still lacks that fourth star in its executive bracket. (In 1951, Powell recalls, few movie idols would risk both money and reputation on TV. Ida Lupino, who joined the Four Star Playhouse trio in 1954, never became an officer.)  The corporation, now known as Four Star Television, Inc., has come far.  This season it has 12 series on the networks.

Pictured are most of this season's Four Star stars.  Grouped at left:  (seated) Dick Powell (Zane Grey Theater), behind Powell, James Whitmore (The Law and Mr. Jones), Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy (Peter Loves Mary), back row-- Wayne Rogers, Richard Eyer, and Robert Bray (Stagecoach West), Steve McQueen (Wanted--Dead or Alive.)  Grouped at right:  (seated) Tom McDermott, executive vice president and part owner of Four Star; behind McDermott, Robert Taylor (The Detectives), June Allyson (The June Allyson Show), Tom Ewell (The Tom Ewell Show), back row-- Howard Duff (Dante), Johnny Crawford, and Chuck Connors (The Rifleman.)  Other Four Star network shows (not represented in photograph) are Michael Shayne and The Westerner.
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Re: Four Star Productions- TV Guide

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:33 am

TVFan:48476 wrote:It's from the week of November 5-11.
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Re: Four Star Productions- TV Guide

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:33 am

Ava:48477 wrote:Thank you, TV Fan!
"Keep your 'sites' on The Rifleman"
"The Rifleman hits the 'Mark' every week on abc."
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Re: Four Star Productions- TV Guide

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:33 am

TVFan:48478 wrote:You're welcome, Ava.  There is one for sale on Ebay now, and it has a scan of the cover which is of Loretta Young.  You can see the dates on it.

This issue also has an article on Dolores Hart, the actress from Where the Boys Are, who became a nun.
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"The Rifleman hits the 'Mark' every week on abc."
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